Kara Swisher

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Don't Stop Believing in Online Videos!

AOL’s video search engine Truveo (which we posted on here–see the video with CEO Tim Tuttle below) made a list of the top 10 viral videos for 2007.

Of course, the inane answers of Miss Teen South Carolina made the top of the list.

And, however did we miss this gem at No. 4?–the “Paris in Jail” music video parody, sung to Hilton’s non-hit “Stars Are Blind” (which BoomTown actually paid for and downloaded):

Under the top television moments was, no surprise, the last scene of HBO’s “Sopranos,” with its “Don’t Stop…” stop.

And here’s BoomTown’s interview with Truveo’s Tim Tuttle in August:


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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald